Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 43 | Page 24

LATEST REGIONAL PROJECT UPDATE GHANA Huawei Technologies has opened a free virtual training course to some Engineering and Computer Science students at the University of Ghana. The initiative forms part of the Chinese tech giant’s efforts to enhance and develop the West African state’s information and communication technology (ICT) talent pool. BOTSWANA Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has announced the introduction of a Top 1000 Digital Skills platform, a tool that serves as a catalyst in that country’s Digital Transformation agenda. The Top 1000 Skills Platform showcases digital skills of software developers to stakeholders (both private and public) and interest them to collaborate or procure developers skills. SOUTH AFRICA South Africa’s long awaited data privacy laws have finally come into force, giving anyone processing personal information in the country a 12-month grace period to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI). From July 1, 2021, any noncompliance with PoPI will have consequences. 24 INTELLIGENTCIO